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Hurricave Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 37.11795, -113.30549 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Spencer Weiler on Apr 2, 2015  with updates from Eli and 1 more
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Description 

The hurricave is a somewhat chossy and very steep limestone cave located about 15 minutes from downtown hurricane, which is 45 min northeast of St. George. I believe the majority of the routes were established by Joey Kinder and crew, as a few mags had some cool photos of him years back sending some hard 5.14 lines, though more mortal grades also exist.

The cave has very loose footing , but route developers have put some time into making most of the belay stances flat and sturdy. But this definitely isn't chuckawalla in any sense. Most routes have fixed draws, but some do not.

The cave faces due west and is located at about 3000', so it's largely a winter afternoon or spring/fall morning endeavor, though routes deep inside the cave likely don't get any sun.

I lack knowledge about the names and grade consensus of all the routes as I have only pieced together what I have found online, but i hope those that know will post that info.

Here's a video of Joe climbing some routes in the cave.



Getting There 

From state street in downtown hurricane turn south onto 700 w(chevron on the corner). Follow 700w past a few schools and churches in the residential area for 2.2 miles. Turn right on 2050 s (sign for sand hollow resort) and follow it as it quickly turns south again and is now renamed 1100 w. Follow 1100 w for another 2 miles till you see a gravel pit business(or something involving dirt and large trucks) on the left and 3 big caves in the obvious rock cliff behind. Just after this turn left on "cliff rd"(3270 s) Follow this 1/4 mile to the end of the pavement and park on the dirt rd before it turns left and heads downhill to some bike jumps. The hurricave is directly above you, the largest of the visible caves. Follow a good but steep trail marked with cairns to the cave, about 15 min.

Google mapping "cliffdweller ranch rd" will get you to the gravel pit business if you are coming from another direction. An even easier way to navigate here is by punching in "W 3270 S, Hurricane, Utah" into google maps. Cliffs drive does not show up when searched. I believe a 13a in the cave is named cliffdweller.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Hurricave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hurricave:
Over the Transom   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Cliffdwellers   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Hurricave
Rock Climbing Photo: Cliffdwellers- 13a.

Cliffdwellers 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Utah : Saint George : Hurricave
This route begins with a little scramble up some easy stacked boulders to get to the first bolt. You can sit down here for as long as you like and get ready for some great climbing on quality stone. The first three bolts are pretty cruiser with plenty of jugs to procrastinate on. After the third bolt this route really turns it on for the next 5 bolts and culminates with a really fun boulder problem. Collectively we were calling the the 4 move boulder problem V3-ish, which doesn't sound that hard...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Hurricave Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hurricave is big cave in center
Hurricave is big cave in center
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown Climber on a classic 13
Unknown Climber on a classic 13
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out of the cave. You can see my van parked...
Looking out of the cave. You can see my van parked...
Rock Climbing Photo: Close up of the cave
Close up of the cave

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